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Response to: Not Quite
You get it slightly wrong. Bugs are usually fixed in one codebase, the one that the maintainer of the broken program holds. The role of the distributers is quality assurance. They make sure the fix doesn't break anything in their distro. (As it normally shouldn't). So its more like the bug is fixed in one codbase and tested in 400.